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The 5 Best Bars In Raleigh

Updated: June 21, 2022

Need a drink? These are our favorite cocktail, champagne, and dive bars in Raleigh. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of bars in Raleigh. Drop-in on the pubs for tasty bar snacks, jugs of frozen wine slushy, and an all-round good time.

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Aunt Bettys Gin and Absinthe Bar

Bar, CentralBarRaleigh, Central
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria

Cocktail Bar, $$, CentralCocktail Bar, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

William & Company

Bar, $$, MordecaiBar, $$Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Darby

Bar, CentralBarRaleigh, Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

The Haymaker

Bar, $$, CentralBar, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
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Why is this list better than others?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 3295 spots across Raleigh, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 212 lists and articles from the likes of Trip 101 – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Trip 101 - Top 10 Hip Hop Bars & Clubs In Raleigh, North Carolina - Updated 2022. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Common questions

Side Quest Game Lounge & Bar, Hoppy Endings, and Libations 317 are the highest-rated bars that are good for groups in Raleigh.

William & Company, The Darby, and The Atlantic Lounge are the highest-rated bars for a date night in Raleigh.

The Haymaker, The Iron Oaks, and The Bison Bar are bars with a happy hour in Raleigh.

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